Should I add side stones to my cathedral solitaire?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I add diamonds on the band or keep it a classic solitaire?
    Solitaire : (96 votes)
    84 %
    Pavé or common prong diamonds on the band : (18 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    3948 posts
    Honey bee

    I’d probably keep it as is and get a blingy wedding band.

    Post # 4
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    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’d keep it and get one of those jacket wedding bands that  goes around the top and bottom of your ring and has lots of sparkle.

    Post # 7
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    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I also have a round solitaire, just under 1 carat. I told my FI I wanted a solitaire, and that’s exactly what he got me. We went to the store the next day to have it sized (he didn’t realize my left and right hand rings were different sizes and got me the size for my right) and we walked around a little to look at some bands/other settings. FI showed me a setting with diamonds on the side that he said he thought about getting, but the guy at the store told him that if I said solitaire, I meant solitaire, but FI told me I could look at any setting I wanted. I thought about it for the same reasons you did: I love my timeless solitaire look, but I also loved the idea of a little bit of bling. My decision? I got a 7 stone band that will be about .35 carats and sparkles like no other! To be honest, if I had stones in my e-ring, I would feel compelled to match them to my band, mostly bc I’m OCD like that. I think your ring is beautiful, and it will be so much easier to pick out any size/stone band you want and still get that bling factor!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I totally prefer solitaires, but that’s just me. 

    Post # 10
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    11002 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Would a jeweler actually be able to add diamonds to your existing setting, or would you have to get an entirely new setting?  I’m not a jeweler, so I obviously do not know the answer, but I would think that it would not be very easy or practical to try to add diamonds to the ring that you have and that you would need to get an entirely different setting that would not be the ring with which your FI proposed.

    For that reason, as well as the fact that you likely would have a more challenging time finding a blingy wedding band to match your e-ring, I voted that you should keep your solitare.

    Post # 12
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    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Nessa222:  Your ring is so pretty! I love the surprise stones!! I voted to keep it as is, because I too have a plain round solitaire and I wanted it that way. I just didnt want to worry about losing a small side stone. And, of course you can get one or more sparkly wedding bands with gemstones or diamonds or both and really bling that baby up 😉 That is the beauty of a solitaire!

    Post # 13
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    11002 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Nessa222:  Great!! Well, since you have both of those concerns covered, I will (theoretically, since I can’t vote again) switch my vote to the option of the extra bling! 😀

    Post # 14
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would get a blingy band and leave the e-ring alone!

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